Things To Do In Isla Vista

54% Off Capoeira

Goleta

$99 $46

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80% Off Visits and Training at Spectrum Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

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Cardio equipment with individual screens, comfortable locker rooms, and kickboxing, cycling, and yoga classes enliven gym visits

Santa Barbara Historical Museum – Up to 64% Off Membership

Santa Barbara Downtown

$70 $25

Members get access to events and exhibitions that illuminate Santa Barbara's history, art, and culture

53% Off Week of Music Summer Camp

Santa Barbara

$425 $200

The music camp, open to girls ages 7-15, blends music lessons and original songwriting into a jam-packed week, culminating in a showcase

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

65% Off Dance Lessons

Santa Barbara

$85 $30

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Up to 50% Off Classes at Barre 101

Multiple Locations

$95 $49

60-minute barre classes combine cardio with muscle-sculpting moves to tone the entire body while blasting calories

83% Off Classes at Yasa Yoga

Santa Barbara

$170 $29

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Husband-and-wife team of yogis leads classes in Vinyasa flow and deep stretch in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

40% Off Boat Charter from Santa Barbara Water Taxi

Santa Barbara Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups of up to 19 enjoy a ride on a private chartered boat, and kids 10 or younger celebrate a birthday on the water aboard the Lil' Toot

55% Off Services

Santa Barbara

$300 $135

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Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Santa Barbara

$120 $49

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

Up to Half Off Indoor Climbing Class

Lower State

$40 $20

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Groups learn the basics of indoor-climbing safety and belaying, developing the skills to navigate the 8,500-sq.-ft. gym

Up to 79% Off Yoga Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara

$80 $29

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Bikram-certified instructors fill 90-minute routines with 26 Bikram postures in 105 degrees and 40% humidity to melt stress and calm minds

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – 50% Off

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

Up to 80% Off Dance or Drumming Classes

Capoeira Batuque

$100 $20

Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

Up to 73% Off Dance Classes

Santa Barbara Downtown

$100 $29

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

State Street Ballet – Up to $11 Off "Carmen"

Granada Theatre

$31 $20

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Adaptation of George Bizet's romantic masterpiece sees the seductress Carmen tempt the soldier Don José with original choreography

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit Carpinteria

Carpinteria

$125 $39

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CrossFit classes enhance strength, agility, and speed with constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity

Up to 51% Off Standup-Paddleboard and Wetsuit Rentals

Toro Canyon

$55 $27

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Clad in rental wetsuits, ride waves solo or as a pair aboard standup paddleboards from this surf shop nestled near Rincon Beach

Up to 75% Off at Bikram Yoga Ventura CA

Shiva Shanthi Studio

$140 $35

Bikram yoga instructor leads groups of beginning and advanced students through stimulating yoga poses for 90 minutes in a heated room

Up to 64% Off Sailing Lessons

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$160 $69

Students learn to sail with an introductory lesson or a complete certification course; couples relax on a two-hour ocean cruise

60% Off Group Fitness or Yoga Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $40

Sessions range from yoga and Zumba to boot camp and Cardio Core Express—a class designed to fit into a lunch hour

Up to 64% Off a Malibu Kayaking Trip

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$300 $119

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu's scenic coastline

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Ventura

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults will find age-appropriate tae kwon do and fitness classes on the gym's six-day schedule

52% Off Bounce-House Admissions

Ventura

$27 $13

Lauded by Parents magazine, center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$85 $39

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $50

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94% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Ojai

$70 $35

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Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

50% Off Wine Tasting

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$54 $27

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

50% Off

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$125 $63

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50% Off Music Lessons

Oak View

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off at The Bunker Indoor Golf Center

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$447 $180

Indoor golf-practice center fosters golf-game improvement in driving-range module of two golf simulators

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$195 $39

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

Half Off Wine-Tasting Meal at Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

51% Off One-Month Children's Gymnastics Package

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$120 $59

One-month membership introduces youngsters to the basics of gymnastics and allows free time to explore the facility during open gyms

52% Off Golf Packages

Downtown Lompoc

$500 $239

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

Up to 48% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

Up to 54% Off Segway Tours of Solvang

Downtown Solvang

$150 $89

Guided tours summit Figueroa Mountain, explore the culturally Danish city of Solvang, or stop at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards for a tasting

74% Off Tour and Tasting at Rideau Vineyard

Solvang

$134 $35

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Visit the vineyard, learn how wine is made and the etiquette of tasting it, and enjoy five samples of the winery's Rhône varietals

Wildling Museum – 50% Off

Downtown Solvang

$10 $5

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Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Valley Alternative Healing

Solvang

$77 $29

Classes include Buns & Guns, which combines strength training and cardio, restorative yoga, and EnLighten Up yoga for mind, body, and spirit

Half Off Wine Blending Package at Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

$82 $39

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Learn to blend four different varietals using professional tools under the guidance of a blend-master; includes credit toward tapas

50% Off from The Pirate Boat Ride

Oxnard

$30 $15

Boat rides showcase Channel Islands Harbor and Mandalay Bay, particularly birds and sea lions and breathtaking Anacapa Island

Up to 56% Off at Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$79.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson, furnish all equipment, and narrate the tour surveying history and wildlife within Channel Islands Harbor

40% Off Tour from Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

$250 $149

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Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island's natural sea caves

Up to 61% Off at Strong and Steady CrossFit

Oxnard

$129 $59

Seasoned trainers challenge exercisers in intense, varied CrossFit classes

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids and adults learn self-defense skills from certified instructors while boosting their self-confidence and fitness levels

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults learn discipline, build self-esteem, and strengthen muscles during tae kwon do and fitness classes

Half Off at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

$10 $5

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

45% Off Services

Oxnard

$60 $33

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Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

51% Off Introductory Piano Lessons

Oxnard

$200 $99

Expert pianist with years of teaching experience starts with the fundamentals; all music materials and books included

Up to 68% Off at Paintball USA

Multiple Locations

$55 $20

Packages include all-day field access, gun rentals, unlimited air, and 200 paintballs

Up to 71% Off Kids' Dance Class at Premier Dance Studio

Oxnard

$85 $25

Students explore styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop with expert instructors, building confidence, discipline, and strength

67% Off Unlimited Classes at Sasaki Kenpo Karate

Oxnard

$179 $59

Learn self-defense techniques and kick and punch your way into great physical shape during karate classes for kids, teens, and adults

Up to 60% Off “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Ballet

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

$25 $10

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Professional production of the classic tale of a young woman hiding from an evil queen and the seven dwarfs who take her in

Up to 58% Off Whale Watching

Oxnard

$50 $25

Three-hour narrated tours educate voyagers as they spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions amid the waters of Channel Islands National Park

75% Off Fitness Classes for Adults and Children

Santa Paula

$100 $25

Two separate-but-neighboring fitness rooms allow diverse instructors to meet the fitness needs of adults and children

55% Off

Santa Paula

$75 $34

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78% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Camarillo

$115 $25

Choose from classes such as Baby Boomer Bootcamp, Core Stretch Fusion, Function Fitness, and Turbo Kick

51% Off One-Month Membership at CrossFit Camarillo

Camarillo

$120 $59

Become healthier and stronger during 30-minute workouts that integrate functional strength training and high-intensity cardio

Up to 67% Off Fit4Mom Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

Classes include Fit4Baby, and stroller Strides

55% Off

Newbury Park

$209 $94

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53% Off Martial Arts

Camarillo

$125 $59

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Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting

Camarillo

$20 $10

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

Up to 77% Off Kickboxing and MMA Classes

Camarillo

$160 $45

Cardio-kickboxing classes include total-body workouts that can improve strength, coordination, and flexibility

55% Off Martial-Arts-Based Aerobic Fitness Classes

Camarillo

$65 $29

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Core Strike fitness classes teach martial-arts-based areobic fitness in a non-competitive environment to improve physical fitness

Up to 72% Off Gym Memberships & Personal Training

Santa Maria

$279 $79

Each membership comes with two personal-training sessions and most fitness classes (excluding specialty classes, which cost an extra fee)

Up to 51% Off Paintball Package at The Shack

Santa Maria

$50 $25

Players don masks and harness paintball markers on fields filled with wooden obstacles, tractor tires, and industrial tubing

Half Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Orcutt

$20 $10

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Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$48 $24

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Located in Los Olivos, Beckmen Vineyards' tasting room offers a quaint getaway with opportunity to picnic at gazebos near the duck pond

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Fillmore

$80 $40

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Up to 53% Off at Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

$170 $80

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Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

45% Off

Moorpark

$120 $66

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Above All Aviation's team of plane jockeys send clients into the sky aboard a fleet of safe, well-equipped aircraft. Fueled by more than five decades of combined aviation experience, they mold aspiring aeronauts during single, one-hour training lessons, or during full curriculums that end with a student earning his or her pilot's license. On-the-ground training, meanwhile, sidesteps the pesky stoplights that line California's skies with full-motion flight simulators. When they're not sowing the seeds of flight, Above All's staff captains scenic tours, enabling groups of three to see the city from heights normally reserved for birds and Icarus’ ghost.

1523 Cook Pl
Goleta,
CA
US

Twin Lakes Golf Course is much more than the sum of its parts. With a 9-hole, par 28 executive golf course and practice facilities that include a driving range, 8,500-square-foot putting green, and chipping area, it gives players countless ways to better their game. Visiting players can hone short, half-swing approaches and full, walloping drives on holes ranging from as close as 70 yards to as far as 360, much as they would on a full-length course. The driving range also expedites the learning curve with full-flight Pinnacle range balls primed and ready to be pummeled from real grass or synthetic tees. In the short-game area, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls simplify the act of chipping onto the green or into target nets, even as players line up shots from nearby bunkers, slopes, and grasses akin to the rough and fairway. And when players are left with nothing else to do but admire themselves in the reflection of the nearest water hazard, Twin Lakes’ resident instructors—Don Parsons, Buff Platt, and PGA head professional Jim Ley—are there to take the reins and help clients shave off a few more strokes.

6034 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US

Since its inception, Parisi Speed School has trained more than 150 NFL players and 5,000 scholarship-holding college athletes in its youth programs. Parisi consistently churns out all-stars with its Jump Start program, which trains youngsters at the time when their motor skills are most malleable. Outfitted with a 25-yard artificial-turf field, a four-lane track surface, and a weight room, the center hones agility, endurance, and coordination in future athletes aged 7–18. Using the center’s signature speed and strength training methods, supportive staffers not only infuse muscle memory with a suite of opponent-lambasting skills, they also teach them how to avoid injuries without hiring a stunt double to take tackles.

5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd
Goleta,
CA
US

The Spanish architecture. The bustling wharf. The cerulean ocean. There are countless sights to see in the Santa Barbara area, which is why Nanco Helicopters tailors each of their aerial tours to the client's need. Passengers take in the passing landmarks and 747 drag races from inside a Robinson R-44, helmed by commercial pilot Taylor Nancarrow.

629-H Norman Firestone Road
Goleta,
CA
US

Family owned and operated since 1923, Metropolitan Theatres unspools blockbuster and art-house independent films at 19 locations in the U.S. and Canada using superior film presentation and digital sound systems. Theatre concession stands dole Coca-Cola products and detonate kernels of popcorn to fill bellies and share with encroaching Godzillas. Snacks in hand, customers sink into seats inside conventional or stadium-style theatres to laugh, gasp, and grimace at star-studded titles, such as The Grey, War Horse, or Hugo. Independent films such as The Artist and The Descendants appease creative tastes.

7040 Market Place Dr
Goleta,
CA
US

All 78 acres of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden are bursting with life. More than 1,000 species of native Californian plants and regional flora line its 5.5 miles of serene, public trails, allowing visitors to witness the overwhelming diversity of the Pacific coastline's plant life. Along with stands of oaks and riparian woodlands, botanical collections inhabit precisely arranged landscapes, echoing the founders' goal from 1926 to create a garden that would "unite the aesthetic, educational and scientific." In 2003, Santa Barbara County rewarded the garden's decades of cultural and scientific contributions, granting County Historic Landmark status to 23 of the acres.

The garden's specimens and displays exist just as much for education as they do for appreciation. Guests can gather landscaping ideas from the Home Demonstration Garden, a cottage surrounded with water-conserving plants. The Japanese Teahouse and Demonstration Garden melds traditional East Asian design with California-native flora. Throughout the grounds, tour guides dispense invaluable information on the displays and the retired tree nymphs that tend them. Additionally, scientific researchers use the facilities in their efforts to both study and conserve numerous rare and endangered species.

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US